Keoladeo Ghana Bird Centuary – Bharatpur – India – By Laurent Ribes
KEOLADEO NATIONAL PARK – BHARATPUR – RAJASTHAN
Fauna presents in the park:
Blue Bull (Nilgai antelope)
+ of 430 species of birds
A sad news in connection with this park: the female tiger which had flees Sariska N.P. and had settled in the content of the park died of disease in July 2005.
As usual in Bharatpur we stayed in Ashok and Indu place at the Safari Guest House which is a place not expensive and really clean with one calm and slackened environment.This park is universally famous for its migratory birds and residents who come from three continents: Asia, Africa and Europe you can visit it by foot or bicycle. Siberian Cranes come to spend the winter there.I was lucky to see from very near a family: the mother, the father and the baby. This time I didn’t see any of the pythons because it was too cold so that they leave their burrows (22 to 24 Â°C only).
I made nice pictures of male and female Blue bulls in the marshes, of Sambars as well as few birds including one colony of 3.000 storks.
After 8 days on Bharatpur,we went to Udaipur by Jaipur always with the car with a Car with Driver, an Ambassador, of my friend Raju’s company. Two days of rest and shopping in Jaipur, Raju invited us in his city; thus housing in a Maharadja Hotel. A suite nicely decorated to rest!!!.We discovered that it is in Jaipur that Indian traditional puppets are manufactured, will bring back from there finally 19 pairs!!. One hopes to resell some.
Departure early to join Udaipur 350 km from there. We take the national highway with 2 times 2 ways, that it surprised of being able finally to exceed the 60 Km/h, we will make even 100!!!. Arrival at the beginning of afternoon, we stayed in Kankarwa Haveli on the edge of the lake in front of the famous white marble palace used for the James Bond film : Octopussy.
Udaipur is a very tourist city but alleviating thanks to its lake and its Palaces.Visit of the city palace, boat trip on the lake and shopping downtown take us our three days on the spot.We failed to bring back a pup met downtown and really too much, but considering the French administrative formalities we gave up the idea.
Wants to thank Mr. Raju to help us to make this dream travel. If any one want to get any help regarding North India travel you can contact with www.rajuindia.com